1997 12ft Gunter Rigged Sailing Dinghy & Trailer (Electric O/b Available)

£3,995
Norfolk
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1997 12ft Gunter Rigged Sailing Dinghy & Trailer (Electric O/b Available)
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1997 12ft Gunter Rigged Sailing Dinghy & Trailer (Electric O/b Available)
1997 12ft Gunter Rigged Sailing Dinghy & Trailer (Electric O/b Available)
1997 12ft Gunter Rigged Sailing Dinghy & Trailer (Electric O/b Available)

General Specification

Builder :
John Nightingale, Lowestoft
LOA :
3.66m  (12ft 0in)
Keel :
Centreboard

Construction

  • Wood strip plank construction
  • Built by John Nightingale at Lowestoft College
  • First prize winner at Greenwich International Wooden Boat Show 1997
  • Centreboard lifting keel
  • Seats four comfortably
  • Shed stored from new
  • Last afloat 2020

Mechanical & Electrical

  • Electric outboard and good battery AVAILABLE BY SEPARATE NEGOTIATION

Rigging & Sails

  • Gunter rig
  • Handmade wood mast and spars (including bowsprit)
  • Mainsail (Tele Sails, tan)
  • Jib (Tele Sails, tan)

Equipment

  • Combination road trailer/launching trolley (used extensively throughout UK until about 2019, but only used for short journeys and storage since)
  • Cover (Jeckells, blue)
  • Handmade wooden oars and brass rowlocks

Remarks:

This very attractive little sailing dinghy was built by John Nightingale to his own design at Lowestoft Further Education College (now part of East Coast College) as part of a two year City and Guilds boatbuilding course, and subsequently won first prize at Greenwich International Wooden Boat Show! With many lovely features and beautiful contrasting wood colours, all wood components – hull, centreboard, mast, tiller, oars, etc. – were handmade personally by the builder. He even made the brass rowlocks, we’re reliably informed! Although she has been trailer sailed extensively throughout the UK, she has always been dry stored when not in use, and she appears to be in great condition throughout as a consequence. Complete with traditional tan sails and combi road trailer/launching trolley, this little craft really is a work of love and art! (Even when it’s raining, which unfortunately it was when I visited and photographed her!)

An electric outboard and good battery are available to the purchaser by separate negotiation.

Please note: Photos 1-3 show the vessel at Martham regatta in 2019.

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